International Conservation News
The conservation news section provides the latest news from various sources on conservation, environmental science and wildlife. AFC aims to raise interest in current issues to raise awareness and promote the support of conservation.
2017/04/27 - Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
2017/04/27 - Scientists say that efforts to save the small porpoise in the Gulf of California have essentially failed, and some believe there may be only two or three left.
2017/04/25 - Some worry that a palm oil company’s gift to endangered Borneo orangutans distracts from a big threat to the species: deforestation by such companies.
2017/04/21 - Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
2017/03/24 - A growing ferment on Twitter about the new restaurant at Montreal’s government-owned casino, and an end to a life-size cardboard cutout.
2017/03/20 - Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
2017/03/18 - In some countries, endangered species are what’s for dinner. Here’s an alternative.
2017/03/17 - A British man was convicted of capturing, killing and possessing the rare Large Blue butterfly, specimens of which can command as much as $400.
2017/03/17 - In general, the large size of some prehistoric animals in comparison to their modern counterparts had to do with evolutionary opportunity.
2017/03/13 - Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
2017/03/03 - How is the strong resistance to eliminating gillnets contributing to the vaquitas’ extinction?
2017/03/02 - A new study shows how an endangered or declining species may result in an irreversible genetic meltdown.
2017/02/27 - No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
2017/02/16 - A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades ago may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.
2017/02/13 - Hsien Lin Hsu pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to trying to sneak dozens of federally protected turtles into the United States under bags of candy and noodles.
2017/02/08 - To reduce conflict with herders in the Himalayas, biologists gathered a fecal data set to decode the diets of the endangered cats.
2017/02/08 - An ancient species that once roamed grasslands with woolly mammoths is dying in great numbers in Mongolia, with harmful factors piling up.